In 1990, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland were to be married - but Julia ran away to Europe with Kiefer's best friend. Humiliated, Kiefer took solace in steer roping. And despite breaking three fingers at his first rodeo he persevered to become a tournament-winning rider on the rodeo circuit. theguardian.com/film/2006…
In 1987, a sitting member of Ronald Reagan's cabinet, Commerce Secretary William Baldrige, died in a tragic rodeo accident when his horse fell on him and the saddle drove his belt buckle into his spine latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Texas used to have a rodeo every year, hosted by its prison system, in which the inmates could participate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex…
Professional rodeo cowboy Cody Lambert created the protective vest that most professional bull riders now wear, after seeing the death of his friend, Lane Frost at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on July 30, 1989. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Cesar Chavez had a dog named Boycott who taught him "to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings." He said β€œRacism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting, and rodeos are all cut from the same defective fabric: violence.” vegnews.com/2018/3/did-yo…
Today I learned about the Angola Prison Rodeo, a rodeo that employs prisoners and has rodeo spectacles like "Convict Poker" where the last person sitting down on the poker table wins after a bull is let loose around it. youtu.be/HLGwUVy345c
Mutton busting is an event held at rodeos similar to bull riding or bronc riding, in which children ride or race sheep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mut…
There was a bull named Bodacious, often described as β€œThe World’s Most Dangerous Bull.” He was infamously known to incapacitate and injure rodeo riders, often crushing their facial bones with his signature power move. He was forced into retirement in 1995 for fear of injuring more competitors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bod…
When cowboy/actor Slim Pickens (Blazing Saddles/Dr. Strangelove) joined the military during WW2 he stated his profession was β€œrodeo”, the recruiter heard β€œradio” and Slim spent the entire war as a radio operator en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
In Louisiana there is a Prison Rodeo where inmates compete in events such as convict poker, four inmates sit at a table playing poker and a bull is released into the arena to unseat the inmates, the last man remaining seated is the winner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned about Georgian horsemen in the Wild West circuses who are credited with introducing trick riding to American rodeos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned about horsemen from the country of Georgia who are credited with introducing trick riding to American rodeos with their Wild West circus shows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There was a bull named Bodacious, often described as β€œThe World’s Most Dangerous Bull.” He was infamously known to incapacitate and injure rodeo riders, often crushing their facial bones with his signature power move. He was forced into retirement in 1995 for fear of injuring more competitors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bod…
Rex Cauble, the convicted bankroller of the Cowboy Mafia (the largest marijuana smuggling ring in Texas in the 1970s), was a multi-millionaire, an honorary Texas Ranger, champion rodeo cutter, and recipient of the 1978 American Medical Center Research Center Humanitarian Award. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex…
Today I learned of wild cow milking. A rodeo event where they round up feral, lactating cows and a team of men have to rope it, hold it down, and get milk in a bottle. Fastest team wins. cowboyway.com/WildCowMilk…
Today I learned about the Angola Prison rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in America. The inmates don't compete for freedom but instead the rodeo raises money for religious education at the prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Tucson, AZ has the only metro school districts in the US that shut down for 2 or more days for the rodeo tucsonrodeo.com/about.htm…
The Texas state prison rodeo was the only integrated sporting event in the South in the 1930s, and all state prisoners were bussed in to attend smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The cast and crew of Borat nearly started a riot during the filming of the rodeo scene where Borat sings the (made up) Kazakhstan national Anthem to the tune of the American national anthem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
Before his work as a talk show host, Montel Williams was a Marine, a naval intelligence cryptologic officer, a motivational speaker, a rodeo clown, got a degree in engineering, and studied Mandarin Chinese. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
In 2011, contestants in a Utah rodeo queen contest were forced to use stick ponies due to an outbreak of horse herpes. ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=…
Many Neanderthal skeletons show signs of broken bones and other traumas in patterns very similar to that of rodeo riders, suggesting Neanderthal hunting involved quite a lot of close-quarters contact with large and savage animals. talkorigins.org/faqs/homs…
At some rodeos small children are given a rare and unforgettable opportunity to hold on for dear life to a sheep in an activity known as mutton busting youtu.be/Tm_FTC_Za98
For over 78 years, Oklahoma State Penitentiary's (OSP) Annual Outlaw Rodeo in McAlester, OK has held the only "Behind the Walls" prison rodeo. Inmates are brought in from 10 prisons around the state to compete against each other and the animals. sharkonline.org/index.php…
The skeleton of almost any adult Neanderthal shows broken bones in the upper body, but few in the legs, injuries consistent with those of modern rodeo riders articles.latimes.com/2002…
In 1987, Ronald Reagan had to suddenly replace a Cabinet member after U.S. Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige died in a tragic rodeo accident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
The San Antonio Spurs go on an extended road trip in every February because of a Rodeo that takes place in their stadium, The AT&T Center. Their road trip is nicknamed β€œThe Rodeo Trip.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
At the Angola Prison rodeo there is an even called Convict Poker - Four inmates are seated at a table in the ring playing poker when a rampaging bull is released, the last man to leave the table wins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Wilford Brimley (diabeetus commercials) is not only a notable actor, but was also a farmer, rodeo rider, blacksmith, and bodyguard to Howard Huges imdb.com/name/nm0000979/b…
Louisiana State Penitentiary publicly hosts the The Angola Prison Rodeo. Besides participating in rodeo events, prisoners also make food for concession stands as well as arts and crafts for sell. Each spring rodeo raises $450,000 for prisoners' religious educational programs. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
The Kansas City Royals are names after "The American Royal". It is a livestock show, rodeo, and a barbecue competition held in Kansas City annually since 1899 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
The Original director of Borat, Todd Phillips, left the production after shooting the rodeo scene, citing "creative differences". imdb.com/title/tt0443453/…
The Angola Prison Rodeo features inexperienced inmates participating in events such as bull riding, Guts & Glory, and something called "convict poker" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Today I learned of the annual Angola Prison Rodeo, where inmates participate in events such as Convict Poker, a game where four "cowboys" sit in the middle of the arena playing poker while a bull is released, and the last man remaining sitting wins angolarodeo.com/?q=Events
Kiefer Sutherland retired from acting briefly to pursue the rodeo circuit. He participated in numerous roping contests, two of which he won in Phoenix and Albuquerque. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kie…
The Louisiana State Penitentiary hosts an annual rodeo made up of its prisoners and has been doing so for decades vice.com/read/louisiana-s…
Neanderthals often had fractures similar to today's rodeo clowns, likely because they hunted by tackling large animals to the ground. paleontology.wikia.com/wi…
Kids ride/race sheep at rodeos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mut…
The biggest rodeo show is in Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Oklahoma sponsored a state prison rodeo condemned by PETA for cruelty to animals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okl…
At the Angola prison rodeo, four inmates play cards at a table in the arena; the last man to remain seated after a charging bull is released wins en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
The Kansas City Royals were named for the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, rodeo, and barbeque competition held annually in KC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
Rodeo Bulls do not have a rope tied around their balls youtube.com/watch?v=tXpww…
There is a prison where, to encourage prisoners to behave, they have a rodeo that only those with good behavior are allowed to participate in. Prisoners are thrown into the ring with little to no training with full grown bulls. angolarodeo.com/
There was a rodeo in Texas that had the inmates from the state prison in Huntsville as the participants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex…
There is an International Gay Rodeo Association igra.com
In 1998 Kiefer Sutherland took a break from acting and participated in Rodeo's and won two roping championships. abclocal.go.com/wpvi/stor…
Kiefer Sutherland once left acting to pursue a championship winning rodeo career today.com/id/16326827/ns/…
Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove/Woodstown, NJ is the longest running weekly rodeo in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…

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